CPR & FIRST AID for Nature Based Educators

Victoria Hackett

“The more risks you allow your children to take, the better they learn to take care of themselves.” Roald Dahl


Do you need to recertify your CPR & First Aid credential? 
Want to learn best practices for the prevention and treatment of injury and illness in nature?

Your mission: Learn or recertify CPR & First Aid from the convenience and comfort of your own home in a way that is fun, engaging, relevant, and memorable so you can effectively prevent and respond to emergencies.

This course is taught by Nicole Thurrell, Wilderness EMT, a highly sought-after instructor among nature-based educators. Nicole has degrees in Psychology and Recreation Therapy from the University of North Carolina. She worked in many aspects of wilderness therapy for nearly a decade – expedition leader, health director, and director of admissions. In addition to the roles listed above, she has been an adventure racer, a raft guide, high ropes facilitator, a clinician for kids with Autism, a Waldorf high school teacher, and a mom. She is a passionate educator who loves turning people on to strategies for being more confident and comfortable in nature. She lives in a solar village in Greenfield, MA.

Upon registration, you will receive on-demand access to the core modules. When you are done with your training modules, you’ll join a live Skills Lab with your coach, put the learning into action, and ask any questions you have so you can get your certification and learn to save lives all from home in the most painless and engaging style possible.  If requested, we’ll dispatch the gear you need to practice and demonstrate your skills. 

Our live online Skills Lab ensures that you receive the same exact certification card as if you took the course in person.

In this 5-hour workshop you will learn:

CPR and First Aid for adults, children, and infants

Choking Relief for people of all ages and sizes

Use of an AED – Automated External Defibrillator 

Assessment – Looking for and stabilizing life threats, Gathering your patient’s history, Completing a patient exam

Trauma includes: Musculoskeletal Injuries, Soft Tissue Injuries, Shock, Head Trauma, and Burns

Environmental issues such as: Hypothermia, Frostbite, Heat Exhaustion/Heat Stroke, Allergies


Additional items such as: Tourniquets, Tick Bites, and more


Course Features:

Downloadable textbook

2 Live Skills Labs

Certification Card


Prevent emergencies > Play with Abandon!

This is hands down the highest quality CPR course I have taken. The format is convenient and effective. Nicole’s delivery is excellent. She is enthusiastic, professional and responsive. She went the extra mile to accommodate our needs. And I didn’t expect it to be so much fun! I highly recommend this course!

The course is well structured and the content is super clear. I really like Nicole’s teaching style. She is clearly competent and passionate!

Excellent class for CPR And First Aid! Nicole is awesome and by far this has been the best CPR class I have truly had the pleasure of taking!



Course Features

  • Lectures 21
  • Quizzes 0
  • Students 0
  • Assessments Yes

My mission is for every child in every school to have access to an Outdoor Classroom. Therefore, I inspire educators to teach outdoors and lead an on-line virtual community of Natural Teachers all over the world to create their own Outdoor Classroom story.

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